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Barrio Logan

May 29, 2015

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Editor’s Note: The arts, political tone, and community in general of Barrio Logan is changing, slowly but surely. Some of the visible changes is the infusion of the new cultural centers, breweries, coffee shops, and an emerging youthful energy that is helping the area to become a different and exciting place to be. Recognizing these […]

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Culture, Opportunity Lead to Gambling Issues for Asians

October 18, 2013

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By Phuc Pham Voice of OC It’s nearly 11 a.m. on a Saturday morning, and a 72-year-old grandmother is saddled up to one of Pechanga Resort & Casino’s high-limit blackjack tables. The dealer points her way, saying: “She’s a Vietnamese superstar, huh.” The diminutive woman from Westminster is indeed known among the Temecula casino’s patrons […]

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Culture

January 11, 2013

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The good, the bad and the ugly How do we change it? Commentary: By Rodolfo F. Acuña I approach the topic of culture with trepidation. Better minds than mine have written about it; it is also a hot button issue in the Mexican American community. As important as culture is, there is a huge misunderstanding […]

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Coffee, Culture and Recovery in Ciudad Juarez

October 12, 2012

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By Kent Paterson Frontera NorteSur As Ciudad Juarez lurches ahead in an uncertain recovery from years of extreme violence and economic decline, signs of renewed night life are stirring in the northern Mexican border city. Especially in the Pronaf and Gomez Morin zones, new bars and clubs, known as antros in Mexican lingo, are open […]

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Arrancó Plenamente XXX Edición de la Feria del Libro Tijuana 2012

June 3, 2012

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Daniel Sada

Por: Paco Zavala Con una pletórica y nutrida concurrencia se desarrolla la XXX Edición de la Feria del Libro Tijuana 2012, organizada por el Instituto Municipal de Arte y Cultura y la Unión de Libreros de Tijuana, la cual aperturó el pasado viernes 25 de mayo y concluye el próximo domingo 3 de junio, la […]

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Carlos Fuentes, Champion of Mexican Democracy

May 25, 2012

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By Louis Nevaer New America Media MERIDA, Mex. – The sudden death of Carlos Fuentes, Mexican novelist, social critic and man of letters, last week at the age of 83, has cast a shadow over the nation just weeks before voters here will go to the polls to elect new leaders, including the president, in […]

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150 years of Cinco de Mayo

May 4, 2012

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By Pablo Jaime Sáinz This Cinco de Mayo, Mexico will be celebrating the 150th anniversary since the famous battle of Puebla, where the Mexican army defeated the French. Although many people in San Diego spend this day drinking and partying, muralist Victor Ochoa prefers to commemorate the tenacity, hard-work of the Mexican people. “Cinco de […]

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Calendar of Events:

May 4, 2012

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Cuyamaca College’s Coyote Music Festival leaps on stage May 5 A free music festival that is the culmination of a Cuyamaca College course on the music industry will feature nine bands rocking at the grand lawn at the Rancho San Diego college from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 5. Among the nine bands […]

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When Did Immigrants Become the Enemy?

April 27, 2012

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By Andrew Lam New America Media Recently, in front a packed crowd at Duke University, former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice regretted the failure of passing the comprehensive immigration reform act and the shift in Americans’ attitude toward immigrants. Accepting and welcoming immigrants “has been at the core of our strength,” she said. “I don’t […]

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Mexicans and Their Affintiy for St. Patrick’s Day

March 16, 2012

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By Jim Estrada St. Patrick’s Day has special significance in Mexico and among generations of families who can trace their history to the old Southwest, particularly among those of Mexican heritage. This reverence is due to the actions of unsung heroes known as the San Patricios. While their bravery and military skills are not particularly […]

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The spirituality of Lila Downs

February 24, 2012

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Mexican-American singer LILA DOWNS

By Pablo Jaime Sáinz Lila Downs has become an icon of the fusion between Mexican and world music. Her enigmatic personality, together with her smoky voice and great selection of songs, has turned her into a modern-day Frida Kahlo of music. Her new album, “Pecados y Milagros/Sins and Miracles,” is the culmination of a journey […]

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Border Photos Show on the Border Wall Itself

February 10, 2012

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Border Wall, Mexicali, Baja California Norte February 2 through April 30 “Beyond Borders” — photographs by David Bacon  On February 2, the Center for Cultural Investigation of the Autonomous University of Baja California mounted an exhibition of 18 large photographs, taken by photographer David Bacon, on the border wall, next to the garita, or gate, […]

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National Park Foundation doubles efforts to document Latinos’ presence in US history

January 27, 2012

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Wide open spaces and fresh air are pretty much foreign concepts to most Latino families who live in cramped urban areas or suburban neighborhoods with postage stamp-size yards, where pollution from car emissions or nearby factories are just facts of life — and far away from any national park. In fact, because of safety and […]

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Inauguran Exposición Pictórica del Artista Iraki Adeeb Maki Jasim

January 27, 2012

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“Sufismo: Mística musulmana originada en Persia” Por: Paco Zavala Inauguran extraordinaria exposición pictórica denominada “Ritmo Sufi: Variaciones de un mismo tema/ Variations on Sufi Thems” que presenta el artista iraki Adeeb Maki Jasim, el próximo viernes 27 de enero, a las 19:00 horas, en la Galería de la ciudad en el Palacio de la Cultura […]

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Retrospective of Celebrated Artist John Baldessari

January 27, 2012

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The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego presents John Baldessari: A Print Retrospective From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundationin its La Jolla location from February 5, 2012 to May 13, 2012. John Baldessari is one of the most influential artists working today. A native of National City, Calif., Baldessari has […]

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Culture Clash Back in SD for “American Night”

January 20, 2012

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By Michael Klam For almost 30 years now, Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas and Herbert Sigüenza of Culture Clash have delivered on-stage history and civics lessons disguised as madcap anarchy. Their particular brand of comedic social commentary has left audiences revolving from uproarious laughter to contemplation of pressing social problems. The performance troupe draws its inspiration […]

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Exhiben Extraordinario Documental Flores en el Desierto , el Frente en Defensa de Wirikuta

December 23, 2011

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Por: Paco Zavala Ha llegado la época navideña, temporada en la que se proclama felicidad, reconciliación, diversión, recuerdos, nostalgias y tantas emociones vinculadas con esta fecha tan significativa para los creyentes de las diversas corrientes religiosas provenientes del cristianismo. En este contexto en días pasados se exhibió en el Centro Cultural Tijuana un documental dirigido […]

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